Do you need to move more? What is your daily step count? How can you do more to achieve your goals without going to the gym even more than you are doing?!
When it comes to fat loss, most people consider that they need to exercise and look at making dietary changes, but few look at their true overall activity levels………..few look at their daily steps
Today I want to talk to you about N.E.A.T…….
N.E.A.T stands for Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis….
Sounds fancy doesn’t it?
This is a flashy way of describing & grouping all the energy that you expend for everything you do throughout the day, excluding training, sleeping and eating.
All other daily activities, no matter how trivial they may seem in isolation (cutting the grass, washing the car, going shopping, or playing with the kids) all add up to factor into your daily N.E.A.T levels.
A huge influence in N.E.A.T levels are the total amount of daily steps that you perform…your daily step count..
These steps add up and help to play a role in overall energy expenditure which in turn can help towards your goals.Especially for fat loss….
For example, a daily step count of around 5000 for a guy of my weight can result in a calorie burn of around 250kcal, this may not seem like a huge figure, but add it up over the week & you can start to see the impact.
Remember, you are the sum of what you the most of.
In simple terms, making an effort to simply move more will have a positive impact on your fat loss goals.
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘5000 to 10,000 a day’ Buttle.
P.S – The easiest way to track daily steps is to download the ‘Pacer’ app on your phone, all you need to do is have your phone in your pocket and let it the app do the rest for you, easy. Or you can invest in a Fitbit, but if this is a new concept to you, I’d advise starting with the app, it’s free and easy!